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My father always used to say that when you die,
by Lee Iacocca

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way.
We pay it back.
- Lee Iacocca

 

The only rock I know that stays steady,
the only institution I know that works,
is the family.
- Lee Iacocca

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
- Lee Iacocca

The kind of people I look for to fill top management
spots are the eager beavers,
the mavericks.
These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do -
they always reach.
- Lee Iacocca

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I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
- Lee Iacocca

The most successful businessman is the man who holds
onto the old just as long as it is good,
and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
- Lee Iacocca

There is no substitute for accurate knowledge.
Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
- Lee Iacocca

In a completely rational society, the best of us would
be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
- Lee Iacocca

One of the things the government can't do is run anything.
The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads,
and both of them are bankrupt.
- Lee Iacocca

Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with
people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.
- Lee Iacocca

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human
beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
- Lee Iacocca

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
- Lee Iacocca

Motivation is everything.
You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people.
Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the
line and get him to inspire his people.
- Lee Iacocca

There are times when even the best manager is like
the little boy with the big dog,
waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.
- Lee Iacocca

The discipline of writing something down is the first
step toward making it happen.
- Lee Iacocca

The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell
where they will strike till they have fallen.
- Lee Iacocca

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change,
the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
- Lee Iacocca

Every business and every product has risks.
You can't get around it.
- Lee Iacocca

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.
- Lee Iacocca

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across,
your ideas won't get you anywhere.
- Lee Iacocca

People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
- Lee Iacocca

If you want to make good use of your time,
you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.
- Lee Iacocca

Trouble shared is trouble halved.
- Lee Iacocca

Apply yourself.
Get all the education you can, but then,
by God, do something.
Don't just stand there, make it happen.
- Lee Iacocca

We've got to pause and ask ourselves:
How much clean air do we need?
- Lee Iacocca

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity,
if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family,
what have you really accomplished?
- Lee Iacocca

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly.
It was an important lesson about leadership.
- Lee Iacocca

The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
- Lee Iacocca

The one word that makes a good manager -
decisiveness.
- Lee Iacocca

If a guy is over 25 percent jerk, he's in trouble.
And Henry was 95 percent.
- Lee Iacocca

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words:
people,
product, and profits.
- Lee Iacocca

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly
disguised as insoluble problems.
- Lee Iacocca

I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.
- Lee Iacocca

Start with good people, lay out the rules,
communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them.
If you do all those things effectively,
you can't miss.
- Lee Iacocca

I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use.
Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish
and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
- Lee Iacocca

So what do we do? Anything.
Something.
So long as we just don't sit there.
If we screw it up, start over.
Try something else.
If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties,
it may be too late.
- Lee Iacocca

I have always found that if I move with seventy-five
percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it.
It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.
- Lee Iacocca

Talk to people in their own language.
If you do it well, they'll say, 'God,
he said exactly what I was thinking.'
And when they begin to respect you,
they'll follow you to the death.
- Lee Iacocca

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
- Euripides

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

The only important thing I have to say is that my father
never fought against his country.
- Zinedine Zidane

I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.
- Ted Turner

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

My Father had a profound influence on me.
He was a lunatic.
- Spike Milligan

Being a father, being a friend, those are the things
that make me feel successful.
- William Hurt

A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

It is my feeling that Time ripens all things;
with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
- Francois Rabelais

My father used to sing to me in my mother's womb.
I think I can name about any tune in two beats.
- Yancy Butler

I pressed my father's hand and told him I would protect his grave with my life.
My father smiled and passed away to the spirit land.
- Chief Joseph

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I don't think children's inner feelings have changed.
They still want a mother and father in the very same house;
they want places to play.
- Beverly Cleary

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

My father and I have a very good relationship.
We always got along.
But I always scold him.
- Amy Sedaris


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